Mary J. Blige’s one-night-only Apple Music Live performance at New York City’s historic United Palace, the Grammy award-winning and Academy award-nominated artist, actress, producer, and entrepreneur joins Nadeska on Apple Music to discuss what fans can expect from the performance and her approach to crafting a career-spanning setlist with plenty of classic fan favorites.
Blige also discusses how performing today differs from at the start of her career, why she’s proud of her career, being a north start for a new generation of female R&B artists, how her song “You Remind Me” changed her life, battling depression and insecurity between the release of her first two albums, her most recent album ‘Good Morning, Gorgeous’, early Diddy memories, collaboration, and more.
How performing today differs from the start of her career 30 years ago…
“100% different from 30 years ago because I was nervous and scared and crazy 30 years ago. Now I just get a little bit of nerves and that’s it. It’s easier now, it’s way easier than being young and not knowing what to expect. Now you’re just like, “Okay, whatever happens happens, but I’m just going to give my best. I’m going to give 100% to the audience, no matter what.”
Check out a sneak peek below.